Sunday, March 6, 2016
Overwhelmed in a World Spinning Out Of Control
when I was a new mother trying to do everything right for this new life that had been entrusted to me.
Later when my children would ask questions for which I had no answers. Why did grandpa die? Or Why am I here?
And lately, when I look at the state of the nation and world. I see perspective presidents and cringe and or get violently ill (not an exaggeration), and I feel helpless.
One candidate is nothing more than a public spectacle
another is s liar who will do whatever it takes to get the power they want.
Yes, there are other prospective candidates out there, but the front runners scare me.
As I was dwelling on this, feelings of desperation and despair started sweeping over me. I could not help feeling a little like Elijah hiding in a cave feeling like I am the only one left who is following God, or Jeremiah weeping or Israel. As gloom and despair were setting in, I went to a quiz meet (that would be Bible quizzing).
Before we start quizzing, there is always a time of Praise and Worship. It was during this time that God spoke to me. As we were singing, I stopped and listened to the other people raising their voices to God. God reminded me that I am not the only one left who will listen to him. Yes, it is true that there are fewer than there have been at other times. But there are still a few who have not bowed their knee to other Gods, who have not corrupted themselves. What a comfort to know that God is working even when everything seems in such dire straits.
It seems, in this election that people are looking for a candidate that can save the country. Friends, there is not a candidate alive that can save this country. That's God's job. We should not expect Man to do God's job.
I have decided to do the few things I can do.
I can pray.
I pray that evil will be exposed.
I can pray for good to triumph.
I can pray for those who follow Jesus to be faithful to him and be bold.
I can trust God that no matter what happens, He is still in control working out a grander design.
How calming to know that God is in control
when I watch a candidate that seems out of control
when I look at a world, that seems spinning out of control.
One last thing,
I can remain faithful to God and refuse to follow the crowd even if it appears I'm walking alone.